A comprehensive photometric study of the Algol-type eclipsing binary: BG Pegasi

Soydugan F., Soydugan F., Şenyüz T., Püsküllü Ç., Demircan O.

NEW ASTRONOMY, vol.16, no.2, pp.72-78, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.newast.2010.08.003
  • Journal Name: NEW ASTRONOMY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-78
  • Keywords: Stars, Binaries, Eclipsing - technique, Photometry - stars, Individual (BG Peg), DELTA-SCUTI STAR, CEPHEID INSTABILITY STRIP, PULSATING COMPONENTS, Y-CAM, CATALOG, SYSTEM, CASSIOPEIAE, HD-172189, VARIABLES, CLUSTER
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This study presents new photometric observations of classical Algol type binary BC Peg with a delta Scuti component The light curve modeling was provided with the physical parameters of the component stars in the BC Peg system for the first time After modeling light curves in B and V filters, the eclipse and proximity effects were removed from the light curve to analyze intrinsic variations caused by the hotter component of the system Frequency analysis of the residuals light represents the multi-mode pulsation of the more massive component of the BC Peg system at periods of 0.039 and 0 047 clays Two frequencies could be associated with non-radial (l = 2) modes The total amplitude of the pulsational variability in the V light curve was found to be about 0 045 mag The long-term orbital period variation of the system was also investigated for the first time The O-C analysis indicates periodic variation superimposed on a downward parabola The secular period variation means that the orbital period of the system is decreasing at a rate of -5 5 seconds per century, probably due to the magnetic activity of the cooler component. The tilted sinusoidal O-C variation may be caused by the gravitational effect of an unseen component around the system (C) 2010 Elsevier B V All rights reserved